Hector Graeme Volume 1912

Hector Graeme Volume 1912

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...down upon him, her eyes alert and interested. "Damn!" said Graeme, when the mists had gone and he realised the situation. "Certainly ' damn ' if you like," was the answer in clear tones, "but don't move, stay where you are; d'you hear me?" "I certainly won't, why should I?" "Because I tell you to. I'm a nurse, and know what I'm about." "You... a nurse?" "Yes, but never mind about that. Why do you sit in the sun, if it affects you like this?" "Because I like it, but I'm hanged if I'll sit here while you're standing. I'll fetch my chair and bring it over." "No, I'll go," and Stara walked leisurely away, and returned dragging the chair, in which she proceeded to settle herself. "What a beast of a chair," she said, wriggling; "not nearly so comfy as mine. Oh, there's a book here, what is it? Ah, Schopenhauer," picking it up and opening it, the pages falling apart where Graeme had last been reading, 'On Woman.' Oh!" "Don't read the stuff, please, Miss Selbourne; it's rubbish from beginning to end, that chapter." "Don't be alarmed, Colonel Graeme; I've read all his works, and about this essay, personally I think it very true, though perhaps a little violent. I wonder, though, whether he made it up with her afterwards." "Her, who?" "The woman that essay was written at. Pique and disappointment show in every line. He was certainly in love when he wrote it." "Surely a man like Schopenhauer would be above such weakness." "Above humanity? I think not, Colonel Graeme." "You think, then, that every man must--must" "I don't think at all about it, I'm sure. That's what he...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641051
  • 9781236641052